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Attorney Jeff Soles, Greenville Public Schools Superintendent Linda Van Houten and Montcalm County Clerk Kristen Millard observe Tuesday as a recount is done by Home Township on-call election worker Jane Anderson Beach and Home Township Deputy Clerk Shelley Crosby. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville school bond vote recount yields same results in Eureka Township

A recount of votes centered around alleged fraudulent activity regarding a school bond vote revealed no change Tuesday.

The Montcalm County Board of Canvassers oversaw a recount of votes of Eureka Township — one of seven precincts that voted — from the May 2 Greenville Public Schools bond vote. After 90 minutes of hand-counting, the results proved to be exactly the same — 415 “no” votes to 399 “yes” votes out of 820 votes casts in that township, with six votes listed as “non-countable.”

Ivana Rivera of Belding and Kristen Green of Howard City supervise their children and other children during their homeschool group’s weekly play date at McCarthy Park in Montcalm Township on Thursday afternoon. The park serves as a central location for the inclusive homeschool group which has families in Alma, Belding, Blanchard, Greenville and Howard City, among other locations.— Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

All Montcalm County parks have been adopted for the year

As children played on slides and swings, ran amongst the tall trees and explored the shores of the Flat River on Thursday afternoon, their mothers rested in the shade of the pavilion at McCarthy Park.

The members of the inclusive homeschool group from Alma, Belding, Blanchard, Greenville, Howard City and points beyond use the park on M-91 just north of Greenville as a central location for a weekly playdate gathering. The group was relieved to learn the Montcalm Township park would not be closing this year despite Montcalm County budget cuts.

Stafford Media President Rob Stafford and Vice President of Sales John Moy talk to students from the newspaper club at Greenville Middle School on Wednesday. The club formed last fall and have been working ever since to design, fill and print their own student-run newspaper. — Daily News/Emilee Nielsen

Greenville Middle School club sees its newspaper printed

A culmination of months of hard work came hot off the presses Wednesday. A group of students dedicated to writing and reading embarked on a journey to start up a student-run newspaper at Greenville Middle School about six months ago.

DME Co. (formerly Detroit Mold Engineering) and its parent company, Milacron LLC, which is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, will be bringing new technologies, machinery and jobs at its Greenville facility. — Courtesy photo

Why Milacron chose Greenville

Three weeks ago, Greenville industry received a much-needed shot in the arm when a plastic injection molding supplier announced a major investment. DME Co. (formerly Detroit Mold Engineering) and its parent company, Milacron LLC, which is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is investing $5 million — and up to 70 new jobs — at its Greenville facility at 1117 E. Fairplains St. DME previously purchased Master Unit Die Products Inc. (MUD), including Greenville’s Fairplains Street facility, in 1998.

The residence at 708 Marvel Drive, currently raised from its foundation, will be relocated next week to property on W. Coffren Street that was recently rezoned from commercial to residential. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Greenville continues process of relocating Marvel Drive

The potential relocation of a city street took another step forward Tuesday evening as the city aims to improve parking and traffic flow at Spectrum Health United Hospital. The City Council unanimously approved to introduce an ordinance to vacate a portion of Marvel Drive, from Oak Street to Judd Street.

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Anti-drug symposium addresses reality of opioid addiction

On a road to restoration for nearly six years, recovering addict Justin Yost is one of the strongest voices of the community in the fight against drug use.

Having spoken at five different schools, reaching out to almost 1,000 students, Yost, 33, of Greenville, uses every opportunity to tell his story geared toward prevention.

Engineer Kyle Wilson of Nederveld in Grand Rapids, left, shows blueprints of a site plan for a new Culver’s restaurant to Greenville Planning Commission Chairman David Ralph, center, and Vice Chairman Greg Vandermark Thursday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Site plan calls for Culver’s between Taco Bell and Advanced Auto Parts

In November of last year, Mike Brann Sr. and Mike Brann Jr. brought forth plans to construct a retail center on the edge of town, bringing with it a coffee shop and other potential businesses. While those plans sit in limbo as roadway access for the site — which sits in front of Wal-Mart — is debated, the Branns are moving forward with another potential investment on a separate site: a Culver’s Restaurant.

A final version of one of four interpretive signs showcases the history of Lafayette Street’s 300 block in downtown Greenville with photos dating back to the 1870s. The signs will be located alongside Lafayette Street, and will be installed as early as June. — Courtesy graphic/Ryan Lee

Greenville DDA votes to purchase interpretive signs

After months of planning, designing and locating the most appealing of historic photos, new interpretive signs are ready to be created to showcase the history of downtown Lafayette Street. During Tuesday’s Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) meeting, the DDA voted unanimously in two separate motions to tentatively approve the purchase of four signs to be displayed on either side of the street.

Baldwin Heights Elementary School Principal Mike Walsh goes through computer programming at the Scratch Jr. station at Friday’s tech expo. Fifth-graders in Matt Hoenshell’s class spent time with Kelsey DeDonado’s kindergarten class to teach them about computer coding, computer-aided design and 3-D construction.

Greenville students help others learn about computer design

A class of fifth-grade students recently took education into their own hands. Students in Matt Hoenshell’s class at Baldwin Heights Elementary School recently taught kindergarten students in Kelsey DeDonado’s class about computer coding, computer-aided design and 3-D design for just over an hour Friday morning.

Previously a nine-hole golf course, the former Greenville Country Club is now being redeveloped into Taylor Hops, a new hops farm owned by Todd and Stacey Taylor of Greenville.

Taylor Hops brings hop farm to former Greenville Country Club

Previously one of the jewels of this city, time has not been kind to the former Greenville County Club. The 56-acre site was once home to a nine-hole course, complete with rolling greens across a hilly landscape and a tremendous view of Baldwin Lake from high above at the now demolished clubhouse, which closed in 2010.